The Crucifix is intended to be a harsh criticism against the extreme fundamentalists’ interpretation of the Bible, which creates more suffering among the already exposed groups. The sculpture is not a comment on the issue of legalising abortion or being pro or con chastity, but it does comment on the right to contraception and unprejudiced sexual education.”
The WSF has two sculptures to present the happening to the World and to the African continent. Together with theatre groups from Uganda and Kenya intend to perform debate theatre and hold conferences about the problem which is very relevant in Africa because of the AIDS situation is very relevant in Africa because of the AIDS situation.
The cruces is appealing for co-operation about Crucifixion of a pregnant teenager and heed helpers and collaborators to get this art happening manifested globally. Collaborators who will defend the right to contraception and unprejudiced sexual enlighten. The project does not take a stance to question such as abortion and stem cell research.
The artist Jen Galschiot says “the sculpture is not a global accusation against Christianity. I acknowledge those Christains, who take the Gospel’s claim of Charity serious and act accordingly.
The sculpture entitled “In the name of God” imagines that non fundamentalists congregretion, AIDS organisations, art groups, family planning associations, political parties, theatre troupes, art galleries or museums, individuals and many others will be interested in helping with this visual sculptural outcry.
The crucifix is a sculptural outcry for the right to contraception and unprejudiced sexual education. It is an artistic comment to the Bible fundamentalist’s crusade against contraception and their grotesque claim that ‘The Bible allows only unprotected sex’.
Bolele Mokena from South Africa said the situation of many teenagers dying was worse than now when abortion has now been legalised in South Africa. She was however shocked to see the crucifix but after getting the explanation of what it was all about, she understood the concerned, but does not understand the use of the Christian symbol. “By the way I work for a Catholic Organisation and that would not be accepted,” said Mokena.
Elizabeth Mbutha said the crucifix sculpture was good and that it would help the African people not to die because of AIDS.
Lucaus Wadenya said he saw the crucifix as an appeal to people who where using the word of God to fight the use of Condom use. He said he saw the crucifix as a message that was being passed across.
Joseph Kiggundu from Uganda said “Using condoms is safe than getting pregnant because consequences follow.”
Bo Bramming from Denmark said he saw the crucifies depicting women as the victims of the world. “You could ague that the pope does not allow women to protect himself. It symbolises all the trouble in being a woman.”
Chris Kenyanya said the infants should be given their right to live.